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Stephen Minton

Vice President, Customer Insights & Analysis

Stephen Minton is Vice President with the IDC Customer Insights & Analysis group, focusing on IT spending and global end-user trends. Mr. Minton is responsible for Worldwide IT Spending programs, including the Worldwide Black Book, Worldwide Enterprise Black Book, and the Worldwide Semiannual Spending Guide: Vertical and Company Size. 

Mr. Minton's research expertise includes global ICT and economic analysis, and he works extensively with industry data to monitor IT budget and market trends around the world. He is the author of papers that focus on globalization and the spread of technology into emerging markets, and is a regular speaker on the subject of Worldwide IT Spending. He has spoken at major industry events and conferences around the world, and in 2002 he addressed the United Nations in New York, speaking to UN ambassadors on the subject of the global Information Society. He is regularly quoted for his views on IT markets and business trends by major publications including the Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Businessweek, and has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg.

Mr. Minton previously worked with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in a sales & marketing role, before joining IDC in 1998. Originally from Hartlepool in the North of England, he graduated from the University of Salford in 1995. He has also worked in the field of consumer market research with Millward Brown International. 

Brexit: What It Means for IT Spending

Jul 2016 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS41570016

by: Stephen Minton

The U.K. referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has plunged the global economy into yet another period of uncertainty, with obvious ramifications for IT spending forecasts and scenarios. IDC has already issued an initial review of...
State of the Market 3Q17: IT Spending Review and Outlook

Nov 2017 - Event Proceeding - Doc # WC20171116

by: Stephen Minton

This IDC Web Conference presents IT spending review and outlook for 3Q17. 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for IT spending. New technologies including IoT, robotics, and AR/VR are expanding the overall market, while traditional categori...
This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the worldwide ICT markets in 3Q17 and historical market values and exchange rate information for 2008–2016 in the attached PowerPoint file. This information complements pu...
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